There is no exact figure for the proportion of overseas development assistance spent on protecting endangered species. DFID is supporting a range of activities to support tackling IWT and to conserve nature and wildlife, including by reducing poverty, strengthening borders and creating green corridors, including committing over £600m funding between 2011-2021. This includes:
- £150m for the Global Environment Facility from 2018 to 2022 (as well as £100m from Defra) – this includes the world’s biggest fund on tackling IWT, the Global Wildlife Programme, of which the UK has contributed $17m (approximate £13m) during the same period.
- £46m from 2013 to 2021 countering Illicit Financial Flows in Africa and mobilising international action against corruption.
- £328m from 2011 to 2021 to support work in the forestry sector, increasing trade in legal timber and reducing the demand for illegal and unsustainable food and timber products.